Friday, August 15, 2014
Today I'm happy to say that I weighed in at 163.6 lbs. When I came back from El Salvador I was nearly 170 again, so I'm happy I'm once again under 165. However, I have been stressed out to oblivion because my best childhood friend almost died this week, so I'm proud I haven't been mindlessly stress eating, to say the least. I have been visiting him constantly and having late nights, because I know he needs me there for him. I brought him some miso soup yesterday and his eyes widened with excitement, and that's all I could ask for.
Outside of that, everything has felt like it's been at a standstill. I haven't been running, ouch, but to be fair it's always raining. I do know I have to get back on it, and hopefully tomorrow I can gain the motivation to go out and run again. I feel like my life is in its proper place when I run, so I know it's something I need to do. I also wish I would write more on SP, so once again, I will try to make it happen. Thankfully I use my food tracker as much as possible.
Anyway, I promised some more pictures from when I went to El Salvador. :) If you have any questions you're always welcomed to ask. Here they are!
Have a good weekend, all! :)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Since being with Mathew I have been *so* lazy. Just snuggling and going out to eat has been bliss. However, I think this time I really am serious to continue on with my workout/eating plans. I've felt so fat and blah, and frankly it's because I've been eating like crap. Not awful, but just too much food overall. I even eat more than Mat! So I really need to watch myself and try to get to my goal weight. All it would take would be a solid 5 months to reach my goal, if not less. I'm not who I used to be, but if I'm not careful, I definitely can be! So since I've been back (Tuesday) I have been counting my calories to the tee, and buying food which I can easily count calories for. :)
So anyway, a big reason why I've been slacking is because Mat and I planned a trip to El Salvador. It was so awesome! Here are just a few pictures for you guys:
Looking forward to my weigh-in in two weeks! :) Hopefully at that point I'll be where I left off on my tracker. Cheers!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
So I haven't updated by blogs at all, but I will try my best to blog at least twice a week. So much has happened and I haven't documented anything, but all and all I have done alright. However, I weighed myself today and saw I was at 165 lbs. That's scary! I was at 155 not too long ago, so that means I need to get back on it and lose my final weight. At this point in time, I would be happy to be around 140, and my ultimate goal weight is 126 lbs.
I now have a boyfriend, who I met sometime after leaving my ex husband. His name is Mathew and he really is a great guy, I care about him a lot. He makes me smile, we have mutual friends, and next month we're going to El Salvador. I have been really happy, but with that comes overeating, of course. So it's time to watch what I eat. Here is a picture of us, of course, out to eat :) :
I now work at a law firm, so unlike working at the pharmacy, I now have time to track everything and I have a set schedule, so I really have no excuse but to track all my food. Overall I've enjoyed being home and spending time with my family. Even though I left Andrew, I feel that it was the best decision for me. Thankfully we don't hate each other and ended everything amicably, that's all I could really ask for.
Anyway, I hope you all are doing well, but I'm keeping this short today. :) I'll try my best to post updates more frequently from now on!
Monday, March 10, 2014
So today I weighed myself and I finally broke my -50 lbs plateau. I'm now at 165.8 and yes, it took a LONG time!! But I made it! I now only have 40 lbs to lose, with 20 of them simply being vanity weight. Although I am not on SP as often as I used to, I still check by and always try to see how everyone is doing. Without SP I couldn't have done it, I'll be honest. Whenever I felt like I couldn't continue, I always went to Confusedbird's page and saw her progress. And I knew, one day, I would be where she is. And I'm right around the corner! All it takes is for me to push just a little more. She really is an inspiration for me among many others.
I am now living in Miami. I moved on January 7th. I left my husband, but on good terms. I realized that I'm not the same person who I used to be, and as much as I love him, our goals were no longer in sync. I want to eventually learn to run past a 5k to a half marathon. I want to climb mountains, kayak on rivers, I want to see the world. I want to be out and about. My husband, while a great man, simply does not have similar aspirations, and I long to share those things with someone I love as well. We are still friends and we get along well enough, but I finally decided that I also needed to look ahead and see what was best for me too. I was not happy in WV. I'm happy here. So I hope I can make it, and he knows I will always be there for him if he needs me. I'm just different now. Maybe it's because of how young I am, who knows, but I needed a change--- I, have changed.
Aside from that everything is going well. I'm trying some new now to speed up my weightloss. Since being vegan, it is hard to count calories-- to be honest. You eat a lot of whole foods, nothing packaged, and weighing and measuring is a pain. So I decided it was best for me to go grain free, at least temporarily until I reach goal. I will still get a healthy dose of carbs from fruits, greens, and legumes, but at least I won't be trying overeat those yummy carbs I love.
I hope this works out. In July I have a trip coming up and I want to make sure I look sharp for it. :) I'll let you guys know how I feel!
Thanks you all, have a good one!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Hey guys. Decided to come back on Sparkpeople! I would come on here and say what a failure I've been, but to be honest, when it comes to weight loss I have been doing great. I've maintained within 173-177 for over 6 months. Not on purpose, but because I haven't been counting. So while I have not lost any weight, I haven't gained any weight really, either. That's pretty damn good, and I'm certain that once I do lose my 50 lbs, I will be able to maintain no problem, since that's what I've been doing for over 6 months. Yeah it sucks not being at my goal weight for the holidays, but I know that if anything, it's good for my body to adjust to such a huge change in weight from the past couple of years. I've lost really slowly, but I've lost and not gained, and that's what matters most.
I think I might cut back on exercise, and focus more on my eating. I know I can exercise, but it makes it harder to balance how much I should eat. I might just walk my dog 3 times a week, and once I reach goal I'll focus more exercise because at that point exercise will be more to maintain more than anything. I can definitely do this, I just need to push myself.
I hope all of you are doing great! I did write about my tortoise the last time, so I'll let you guys know Morgan is doing great! He's already been to 4 states in his short life! He has a facebook page, so if you guys are curious to watch him grow, it's https://www.facebook.com/MorgantheTo
Hope all of you are doing well!
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